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More than half of West Midlands Schools Boosted by BT's Tech Literacy Programme reveals CEO during visit to Birmingham

More than half of West Midlands Schools Boosted by BT's Tech Literacy Programme reveals CEO during visit to Birmingham

Press releases   •   Jun 20, 2018 15:18 BST

BT’s chief executive praised the “achievement” of a Tech Literacy campaign during a visit to one of the participating schools in North Birmingham and called for even more schools and community helpers to get involved to help them reach even more. More than half of the 1,800 primary schools in the West Midlands Combined Authority area have benefitted from the Barefoot Computing Project.

BT looking for 90 West Midlands Young People to Kick-Start Their Careers  - free work placements up for grabs

BT looking for 90 West Midlands Young People to Kick-Start Their Careers - free work placements up for grabs

Press releases   •   Mar 28, 2018 08:52 BST

Birmingham, Coventry, Stoke-on-Trent, Walsall and West Bromwich are among the next locations to host courses preparing youngsters for the world of work.

BT launches hunt for graduates and apprentices in the West Midlands

BT launches hunt for graduates and apprentices in the West Midlands

Press releases   •   Mar 21, 2018 10:27 GMT

Birmingham, Coventry, Hereford, Stoke-on-Trent, West Bromwich and Yarnfield are among the areas to benefit from the latest jobs drive by BT Group. The development has been welcomed by the Prime Minister, Theresa May.

Apprentices needed for growing high-tech West Midlands digital delivery business

Apprentices needed for growing high-tech West Midlands digital delivery business

Press releases   •   Feb 16, 2018 12:37 GMT

BT is looking for young talent to join a growing area of its business which is changing the way engineers work. They will be working for Pelipod, a company based at Birmingham Business Park, near Solihull, which produces and monitors thousands of ‘intelligent’ locked parcel boxes across the UK, and will form a key part of Pelipod's exciting expansion plans.

BT staff from around the West Midlands under starter's orders for Sport Relief

BT staff from around the West Midlands under starter's orders for Sport Relief

Press releases   •   Jan 16, 2018 13:21 GMT

BT workers are re-creating the magic of the Olympic torch relay for Sport Relief – with a bit of a twist. West Midlands staff, including some in Birmingham, Burton-on-Trent, Coventry, Stoke, Telford and Wolverhampton, are teaming up with colleagues from other parts of the UK for a gruelling 2,100-mile, 52-day challenge - and other sporting antics - from Aberdeen to BT’s London headquarters.

West Midlands youngsters get opportunity to kick-start the new year and their careers with a free BT work placement

West Midlands youngsters get opportunity to kick-start the new year and their careers with a free BT work placement

Press releases   •   Jan 11, 2018 09:04 GMT

BT is offering free work placements to around 45 young people in the West Midlands who are not currently in work and are looking for a bit of support to get them on the career ladder. The latest local sessions are taking place in Birmingham, Sandwell and Walsall in the coming weeks.

"I'll Be Back!" is West Midlands favourite movie quote!

"I'll Be Back!" is West Midlands favourite movie quote!

Press releases   •   Nov 30, 2017 14:59 GMT

"I'll be back!" and "You are the weakest link. Goodbye." These are the favourite film and television quotes used by people in the West Midlands, according to a poll for BT TV.

Birmingham Youngsters Can Kick-Start Their Careers With Free BT Work Placements

Birmingham Youngsters Can Kick-Start Their Careers With Free BT Work Placements

Press releases   •   Nov 28, 2017 08:18 GMT

The next free BT work placements in Birmingham for unemployed young local people start this Friday at the company's main telephone exchange in Station Street, opposite Grand Central Station. More information is available from www.bt.com/workready

Birmingham's towering landmark dials up golden anniversary

Birmingham's towering landmark dials up golden anniversary

Press releases   •   Oct 02, 2017 15:48 BST

For five decades, Birmingham’s tallest building - the BT Tower - has dominated the city’s skyline and helped keep people connected in the West Midlands and beyond. And October 5 marks the 50th anniversary of its official opening by the then Lord Mayor.

Big-hearted BT staff from Solihull and Birmingham are stepping out on 100-mile hike to answer charity call

Big-hearted BT staff from Solihull and Birmingham are stepping out on 100-mile hike to answer charity call

Press releases   •   Sep 20, 2017 17:30 BST

BT colleagues from around the UK aim to raise tens of thousands of pounds for Stand Up To Cancer - by trekking around 100 miles or cycling 175 miles.

Big-hearted BT staff from the West Midlands get on their bikes in £80,000 fund-raiser for wheelie good cause

Big-hearted BT staff from the West Midlands get on their bikes in £80,000 fund-raiser for wheelie good cause

Press releases   •   Sep 20, 2017 17:29 BST

Major 175-mile cycle ride and 100-mile hiking challenges involving West Midlands workers will raise funds for Stand Up To Cancer.

Free work placements starting later this week to help young people from the Birmngham area get ready for work

Free work placements starting later this week to help young people from the Birmngham area get ready for work

Press releases   •   Sep 19, 2017 18:13 BST

BT is offering free work placements to help young people in the Birmingham area get ‘work ready’ and prepared for their future careers. The latest one in Birmingham starts this Thursday. The three-week course, combining hands-on work experience with coaching and training, is open to anyone aged 16 to 24 not currently in education, employment or training.

Ellie Booth, 23, achieves career success by following in the footsteps of her father, grandfather and his nephews!

Ellie Booth, 23, achieves career success by following in the footsteps of her father, grandfather and his nephews!

Press releases   •   Aug 03, 2017 14:30 BST

A West Midlands family is living proof of the benefits of the saying ‘keeping it in the family’. Ellie Booth is the latest in a long line of relatives to opt for a career in communications. The Openreach apprentice turned manager followed in the footsteps of her late grandad Reg, her dad, Gary, who is based at BT’s main telephone exchange in Station Street, Birmingham, and several other relatives.

Free work placements to help Birmingham youngsters get 'work ready'

Free work placements to help Birmingham youngsters get 'work ready'

Press releases   •   Aug 01, 2017 08:54 BST

BT is offering free work placements to help young people in Birmingham get ‘work ready’ and prepared for their future careers. Young employed people are encouraged to sign up now for next month's three-week course via: www.btcom/workready It combines hands-on work experience with coaching and training and is open to anyone aged 16 to 24 not currently in education, employment or training.

New BT survey reveals Brummies commit around 33 crimes a year

New BT survey reveals Brummies commit around 33 crimes a year

Press releases   •   Jul 24, 2017 08:00 BST

People in Birmingham commit an average of 33 crimes a year, according to research by BT TV. But more than 96 per cent say they are law abiding. Quite often people are breaking the law without even realising it. The research by BT TV is to mark the UK network premiere of Better Call Saul.